27 April 2012

My ZALORA Wishlist

I got addicted with online shopping when I was pregnant with Z. It is convenient cause I won't have to exhaust myself in the mall. You just have to browse through an online shop's products, order for items you want, settle your payment, and wait for your items to arrive through the mail. Easy, right? But be aware that there are safety risks when purchasing from random people online because there are cases of bogus sellers and some packages even get lost. If I had only known Zalora then, I would most probably have made my purchases there! They basically have everything! They have a huge selection of clothes for men and women, shoes and accessories for all ages, children's clothes and babies' feeding needs (They have Tommee Tippie bottles!), and more. They offer free shipping for all orders anywhere in the Philippines. And the best thing about Zalora is that transactions with them are easy and safe, even if you choose to pay via credit card, bank deposit or COD) No more bogus sellers and scammers!


Anyway, I'd like to share to you some of the items I want/need from Zalora! I initially wanted everything, but I'd keep my list short with the things I need. :) Some of you probably know that I am about to enter law school this coming semester and I have actually already enrolled. (Yay!) I figured that the laid back "beach wear" I used to wear in college is not anymore appropriate for law school. I need to basically change my wardrobe with more proper pieces. 

1. Katy & Abbey Black Patent Flats


Sad to say (LOL), my flip flops won't be proper to wear to law school anymore. So I need something  comfortable, but classy such as this black patent flats. This would be dressy enough but would still be perfect for walk-athons around the University Belt area. This pair would be my stepping stone to wearing office heels on a regular basis.

2. Kelsey SL Combi Dress with Sash


This cocktail dress would be perfect to wear to days where I need to report in class or during other special events. This dress goes a long way when paired with the right pieces. It looks comfortable with its light colors and its simple style. Hello corporate look!

3. Fletcher Checkered Contrast Cuff Shorts


Of course, I have to include things for my baby on my wishlist! Z's growing up so fast and most of his clothes do not fit him anymore. This pair of shorts would be perfect for when Z's already a year old and can already be brought outside. Its getting hotter and hotter everyday which makes him perspire so much, so a pair of shorts would be a better choice than pants. He could use this and have outfit posts with me! :)

4. Tip Toey Joey White/Navy Shoes


When I saw this cute pair of shoes, I just have to get it for Z! I have not bought any shoes for Z yet (except for the ones he wore during his baptism), cause I can't see why babies need to wear shoes when they can't walk yet. I find shoes on small babies uncomfortable. Anyway, this shoes would be perfect for Z to practice his walking. :)

5. I Love Koi Asy Knots Luxe Maillot


Okay, so this is not a need. :p But I really, really want to have a new swimsuit! I used to have tons of two piece swimsuits. Unfortunately, I can't wear them anymore because of my visible mommy marks and C-section scar. This piece would be perfect to give me a subtle sexiness while hiding all the flaws. I'd definitely wear this to a last minute summer outing to the beach!

There you go! Sign up for Zalora to get your own 250 pesos voucher! :)

http://zalora.com.ph/

So what's in your Zalora wishlist? 

XO, Mish

26 April 2012

Buy Eyeglasses Online: Vision & Fashion the Frugal Way


NEW YORK, April 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- A month ago, CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) published a piece of news about purchasing eyeglasses online; a month later, this news has already been commented on by thousands of people. With the rise of purchasing eyeglasses online, more and more eyeglass wearers have begun to focus their attention on it. However, with regard to buying eyewear online, some support it while others still have doubts about it. What has turned numerous eyeglass wearers from traditional brick-and-mortar eyeglass stores to online ones? Firmoo's slogan tells you everything: Vision and Fashion the Frugal Way.
Most eyeglasses wearers have purchased eyeglasses at traditional eyeglass stores. Nevertheless, due to the limited styles and unaffordable prices, consumers have had to regard eyeglasses as a medical tool used to correct vision instead of a fashion accessory. But now, with the emergence of online eyeglass shopping, we can get fashionable eyeglasses at reasonable prices. Among the many online eyeglass stores, Firmoo, which combines fashion and economy, is undoubtedly the most outstanding one.
As we all know, we usually have to spend hundreds of dollars on a pair of glasses at brick-and-mortar eyeglass stores. Yet, you can get the same pair of glasses from online eyeglass stores at a fraction of the price. For this reason, buying glasses online is, so to speak, quite an economical way to get eyeglasses. Among the numerous online optical stores, Firmoo is the most economic one. Customers can usually get their beloved glasses at a price that is up to 90% lower than that in brick-and-mortar eyeglass stores. Furthermore, new customers can even get their first pair for FREE there. Some people may doubt the quality, safety, durability, etc. of eyeglasses purchased online, but there is no need to worry when purchasing from Firmoo. Firstly, all glasses provided by Firmoo are carefully manufactured by skilled workers and are strictly inspected by professional opticians before shipment, thus ensuring the quality and safety of glasses; secondly, Firmoo has developed a try-on tool for customers to try their beloved eyeglasses on so as to see how they look on them; thirdly, Firmoo has a customer service team that has always been committed to offering their valued customers the best service; lastly, all glasses available at Firmoo are provided by their affiliated factory, which is why they can offer eyeglasses at such a low price.
"We have dozens of affiliated eyeglasses factories which enable us to provide our customers with the most affordable eyeglasses around because there are no middlemen in between. Meanwhile, we have devoted ourselves to providing our valued customers with fashionable and aesthetic eyeglasses," said Patrick Li, Firmoo's CEO.
Compared with purchasing eyeglasses at brick-and-mortar eyeglass stores, purchasing eyeglasses online is not only more economical but also enables customers to select from more fashion elements. This is due to Firmoo meticulously picking several hundred classic styles from thousands of eyeglass models.
Firmoo CEO Patrick Li also added, "Our team has selected hundreds of classical and fashionable styles in order to save time for our customers when they are picking eyeglasses."
So what do online eyeglass stores bring to us? We believe the answer is fashion and frugality.
For more details about how to get fashionable and economical glasses from Firmoo, please visit: http://www.firmoo.com/
If you want to get free glasses from Firmoo, please visit: http://www.firmoo.com/free-glasses.html

25 April 2012

The UP Journey



Graduating from college is one of the happiest moments of my life! I never thought I'd get into the University of the Philippines in the first place, so surviving and getting out safe and alive is definitely one of the greatest things that I have ever achieved. Getting in the university was tough. I was actually rejected. I have already applied for other schools, but I really wanted to get into UP. I eventually asked for reconsideration from one of the campuses that I have initially applied, and I was finally accepted.

The journey inside the university was even tougher. My one year experience in the the Los Banos, Laguna campus was definitely life changing. I have lived with my family all my life with the luxury of always having a yaya to do everything for me. And there I was, sent to place far away from home with no one but me. I was actually lucky that I still get to go home every weekends, while some people I know only have semester breaks to go back home. The best thing about studying and living in LB was that I learned how to be responsible for myself. I have to budget the 1,000 pesos weekly allowance I receive for all my expenses (including food, fare, photocopying of reading materials, cellphone load, etc.), wash my own clothes, prepare my own food, encourage myself to wake up early for my 7am classes, and many more. Luckily, my room mates, cheer friends, and block mates were able to help me get through all that!

I transferred to the Manila campus after a year cause I figured out that the course I was taking was not really for me and I wanted to transfer to a nearer campus. I got into the Development Studies degree program and I was definitely satisfied with it. It is the perfect pre-law course for me. Again, staying in Manila was not easy. Taft Avenue probably has the worst drainage systems in Manila cause it gets flooded (up to the ankle, sometimes when the rain is really bad, up to the knees) just after a few minutes of rain. I always wear flip flops to school so that I won't get my shoes destroyed by the flood. Traffic in Manila also drives me crazy! It takes me around 2 to 2 1/2 hours just to get to school from home. I have to leave early so I won't get late for my usual 8:30 am class. There was a time when I had to leave at 5 in the morning cause I had 7 am classes for a few weeks. Things got a little bit easier when we rented a dorm in Manila for me and my sisters who were going to college as well. My grades in some of my subjects were terrible. It took me 4 takes before I finally passed Math 11 or College Algebra. I had to live for a month with the masses in Dasmarinas, Cavite for my practicum. I had my share of terror professors and crazy hell weeks. Despite all that, I am proud to have been a college scholar for one semester.

After 4 years and an extra semester, I am happy, and sad at the same time, to say that THAT UP journey is now over. I am happy because I was able to survive! They say that getting in UP is easy and getting out is actually the hard part. I'd say that both were not easy to achieve, so I am really proud of myself. On the other hand, I am sad because I am now closing a chapter of my life that I have really enjoyed and loved. Gone are the days that I'll be walking the corridors of Rizal Hall, or finding my way inside UP-PGH. Those days will be surely missed!

There are tons of people that I would like to thank as I close this chapter of my life. First, to my parents who gave me nothing but the best in life. They provided me and my sisters with all the luxuries in life even if they were not able to experience those luxuries when they were our age. They sent us to the best schools and instilled on us great values in life. To God, who showered me and my family great blessings, including baby Z. To my siblings who loved me and sometimes loaned me money when I need it. :p To all of my friends and relatives who supported me all throughout my college journey. I am so happy that there are people like them who are proud of me and appreciate what I do. I'd also like to thank my professors who might have embarrass me in front of the class, but gave me the knowledge I'll be needing in the "real" life aside from the regular lessons they are teaching in class.  Without the support and love of these people, I am not who I am today. I hope I made all of you proud!


Congratulations Batch 2012! :)

XO, Mish

24 April 2012

Prescription Glasses featuring Firmoo.com

I have been a bookworm all my life! But I developed bad reading habits such as reading in a dark room or reading while in a moving vehicle, hence, my poor eyesight. I actually did not need to wear prescription glasses until recently, when my ophthalmologist concluded that I need glasses to wear when I get back to school. Anyway, I love my eye doctor cause instead of persuading me to buy my glasses from him (which could cost me 3,000 pesos or around $60), he gave me a prescription and told me to get some cheap glasses outside! (You know how some doctors would do everything just to make more money from their patients.) Luckily, my very generous sponsor, Firmoo.com, sent me my first pair of prescription glasses!


I received a pair of black Unisex Full Frame Acetate Glasses. This pair only costs $42.70! It is definitely cheaper than getting my glasses from my doctor. Every pair of glasses bought from Firmoo.com comes with a spectacle case and eyeglasses bag, micro-fiber lens cloth, one screwdriver and extra screws. Anyway, I find this pair very chic and classy! I settled for acetate glasses cause I am very clumsy. I actually accidentally dropped the glasses already, but it is still good as new! No scratches caused by the drop at all.


I had a hard time choosing a pair because they've got tons of glasses to choose from and I really don't know what kind of glasses I want. Choosing a pair is actually simple if you already have a pair of glasses in mind, cause ordering from Firmoo.com is easy and organized. You can simply minimize your selection by choosing the size, shape, material, price, and type of frame of your glasses. I limited my choices by choosing among medium-sized aviator and wayfarer frames. You may use their try-on system and upload your photo to see if the pair you want will look great on you! I actually wasn't familiar with eye prescriptions so I sent the exact prescription made by my doctor to Firmoo and have them interpret it. I am extremely satisfied cause they got my prescription correct. The shipping was also fast. The glasses arrived only two weeks after I sent my prescription considering that they had to prepare the glasses and the package came all the way from China! 



I am definitely happy with my new glasses! Aside from I can now see things clearly, these glasses make me look smart. :p I also love the fit of the glasses cause it stays in place and does not droop down my nose. I did not have a hard time adjusting to my new glasses. I actually sometimes forget that I am wearing them! 

Visit Firmoo.com now to get your own pair! They are still offering free glasses for first time buyers and free shipping for two or more orders. Aside from prescription glasses for Men and Women, they are also offering prescription sunglasses

Like Firmoo.com on Facebook and follow them on Twitter.

Please join my giveaway with Firmoo HERE. You still have almost two weeks left to send in your entries!
XO, Mish

22 April 2012

Bubbles Big Summer Giveaway!



Hello lovely people! Please help me win Bubbles' Big Summer Giveaway by liking my Facebook entry HERE! Please like the page (Bubbles) as well. I'd really appreciate it if you liked my entry. Thank you! Have a great Sunday everyone! :)

XO, Mish

Join my giveaway! Click HERE to enter! :)

16 April 2012

Busy Week Ahead!


After 20 years of school, yes, I am finally graduating! :))) Our college (College of Arts and Sciences) graduation is scheduled on the 18th and our university graduation is set on the 20th. I actually already graduated last October, but our university holds one graduation ceremony for the whole school year. Anyway, I believe that the graduation rites would make my graduation legit! I was actually a year behind cause I almost couldn't make it through College Algebra and I also transferred campuses. But, I am definitely happy cause I am finally almost over school! I'll be entering law school this coming semester and I am terrified and thrilled at the same time. Wish me luck!

XO, Mish

12 April 2012

Wishlist: Jeffrey Campbell Lita



Photos retrieved from Google Images

I've been eyeing these shoes for quite some time now. If these were dressy enough, I'd get a pair asap and wear them to my graduation. I haven't acquired a pair yet cause I don't have any upcoming occasion to wear this to. (Will probably get a Jeffrey Campbell Lita-inspired shoes from local online sellers before school starts)

Anyway, I want one cause this pair is very fashion forward and looks comfortable at the same time! (Ah, the ironies of fashion!)  The best thing about this is there is a pair for every personality. You could go with basic colors for a more classy and chic look. You could also go sassy and pretty with pastel colors. (Perfect for spring!) If you want to look bold and unique, there are pairs with studs, glitters, and prints. My personal favorite is the classic black pair so I could match it with anything! 

What's your favorite Jeffrey Campbell Lita pair? :)

PS: Please join my blog giveaway if you haven't yet! Click HERE to enter!

XO, Mish

11 April 2012

LBD and Onesies x Firmoo.com Summer Giveaway! (Open Internationally)


Hello loves! I am so happy to tell you all that I am hosting my first blog giveaway sponsored by Firmoo.com.

Firmoo, the online leader in eyewear, stocks a wide range of affordable prescription glasses and sunglasses in cheap price yet high quality. Our eyeglasses frames feature different fashion styles, vary from retro eyeglasses frames to fashion ones, from rimless ones to full-rimmed ones and so forth. These chic yet inexpensive glasses will not only boost your image to a greater level, but also offer you a clear vision.

Firmoo.com sent me a pair of chic sunglasses (see previous post here) and they would love to give out 10 pairs of wrap around regular plano sunglasses to 10 lucky readers of my blog. Just in time for summer! How awesome is that, right?

Here are some of the items that you might win:


RULES:

This is open internationally! Yay! But, Firmoo only ships to these countriesUSA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Papau New Guinea, UK, Germany, France, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden,Netherland, Ireland, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, Austria, Belgium, Greece, Malta, Luxembourg, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Korea, South Korean, Japan, Vietnam, Cambodia, Mongolia, Indonesia, Poland, Czech, Hungary, Slovenia, Slovakia and Iceland.  So please be advised.

The giveaway will close on May 4 which is my twin sisters' birthday. That would be three weeks for you to send in your entries!

Winners will be chosen through random.org and will be contacted through email.

Firmoo.com will ship the prizes directly to the winners.

WINNERS WILL HAVE TO MAKE A BLOG POST ABOUT FIRMOO.COM AND THE PRODUCT THAT THEY WON ONCE THEY RECEIVE IT.

HOW TO ENTER:

I'd like to keep things simple so I installed the Rafflecopter widget. :) You may input all of your entries there!

To be eligible to enter:
- Be a follower of my blog on GFC ( No need to be a blogger. Just use your email address or Twitter account.)
- Like Firmoo.com's Facebook page
- Like my blog's Facebook page
- Go to Firmoo.com and check out their selection of Wrap Around Sunglasses (http://www.firmoo.com/wrap-around-rx-sunglasses.html). Leave a comment below indicating which pair of sunglasses you'd like to win. Also, include your email address.

For extra entries: (These are optional. But of course, more entries will give you more chances of winning!)
- Follow me on twitter
- Tweet about the giveaway (You may do this daily for more entries!)
- Post the giveaway on Facebook (You may also do this daily for more entries!)
- Place the giveaway banner on your blog's sidebar
- Make a blog post about Firmoo.com and this giveaway (please link back to this blog post and Firmoo's website)

03 April 2012

Rolling Over His Tummy



Z and I were playing last Sunday morning when he rolled over on his tummy for the first time! It was accidental though. He was trying to munch on his knuckles at the time, then he accidentally rolled over. I immediately got my dad's camera to capture the moment. He's no pro yet cause his arm got stuck. But it certainly looks like he may be rolling again for real anytime soon.

He definitely has grown so much. We've already switched diaper sizes (twice) and nipples. He's now wearing EQ's large diapers and using Avent #2 Nipples. Babies grow soooooo fast, don't they?

XO, Mish

02 April 2012

Swimsuit suitable for Young Moms

Choosing the perfect swimsuit is relatively hard when you become a mom.  You would want to hide all the flaws and flaunt the good stuff! It is a whole lot harder when you just gave birth when the stretchies are very visible (unless you are one of the blessed people with great skin elasticity) and your tummy is still flabby. But do not fret! There are now lots of varieties in swimsuits available in the market (aside from the usual two-piece bikini) that moms can definitely sport confidently.

  • Maillot or One piece swimsuits

Two tone cut out maillot, I love Koi

Ruffled maillot, Nudo Swimwear

Cutout maillot, Soak Swimwear

Vintage inspired maillot, Nudo Swimwear
These classics are the safest swimsuit to wear because they are great in concealing tummies and stretchies. They may be old school swimwear, but they are definitely not boring! They now come in different styles and colors for you to choose from! If you are feeling confident, you could try out these sexy cut out maillots which gives the body more curve.

  • High Waist Swimsuits


Bandage high waist, Soak Swimwear

Classic high waist, Nudo Swimwear

Edgy high waist swimwear, I love koi

This style is definitely back for good! Just like the classic one piece suits, there are now more variations and colors that are available in the market. The high waist swimwear are for people who want to look hot and reserved at the same time! Ironic right? But works great! The best thing about this is that you can mix and match colors and designs just like any other two piece swimsuits.


  • Multi way swimsuit






Multi way swimsuit, Soul Lifestyle
If you can't decide which style to get, you may opt for a reversible, multi-way swimsuit just like this. You will never run out of style with this kind of swimsuit! You may wear it in any way you like depending on your mood.

Choosing a swimsuit is actually simple. You just have to feel comfortable in it! You also have to be confident with your body no matter what shape or size you are. Confidence is always the key!

However, it is not advisable to take a swim if you recently just gave birth, say a month. You may want to take your time to let any incisions get healed well. As for me, I don't have any outing lined up yet cause the weather is not really beach/pool-friendly lately. But I'll definitely sport high waist swim wears when that time comes!

XO, Mish

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